21 Mar Markon to Partner with Anthrospheres on WELL

On Friday 3/11, a small contingent from Markon including Ginny Dyson, Leigh Valudes, Jay Zayas, Christine Dingivan, and Ray Carney, met David Conrath, owner of Anthrospheres, at Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, VA to discuss WELL Building standards. Specific to this visit, Anthrospheres was showing Markon the circadian lighting demonstration installed in select classrooms at Bishop O’Connell and the effects to-date on staff and students with regard to sleep efficiency and productivity.

While Anthosphere is an initial expert in all Well technologies, Markon is interested in the transfer of this information to Owners for consideration in their own projects. As a long-time advocate and innovator on WELL concepts and its beneficial effects on human performance, David shared many fascinating products which he has already developed or used effectively. These products included the Basis Peak watch and the LSPro Genesis light product. David has perfected his research down to the nanometer in the spectrum of light to understand how to enhance human health and experience focusing on the body’s circadian rhythm.

David assisted us with some of the areas that we have been investigating regarding WELL certification and efforts to obtain this new certification for our future expansion project. Working with David and other stakeholders, Markon hopes to assist in the trending goal of creating the optimum human efficiency environment, which will undoubtedly benefit not only companies and organizations, but also their employees’ well-being and performance.

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Ray Carney, WELL AP

Ray Carney is Vice President of Operations and oversees the development of Markon’s corporate infrastructure to support growth. He also leads the Commercial Portfolio for Markon Solutions including all new and existing non-government clients. His responsibilities include client satisfaction, market maturity, and developing new opportunities. Mr. Carney’s areas of expertise include leadership, sustainable design, workplace strategy and modification, design thinking, data centers, and creating secure environments. Since joining Markon in 2007, Mr. Carney has successfully delivered design and construction projects for multiple government agencies including the DIA, ODNI, CIA, FBI, DoD, and DOJ. For example, Mr. Carney provided cradle-to-grave project management support for the successful design and build of secure facilities. He received his MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s degree in Management with a concentration in Business Technology from John Carroll University. Mr. Carney is a Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Six-Sigma certified Yellow Belt, a certified SCRUMMaster, a LEED Green Associate, a Sun Certified Java Programmer, and holds both ITIL v3 Foundations and Quality Management certifications.